Microsoft plans to replace PDF with Metro

Posted on Monday, May 02 2005 @ 12:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week Microsoft announced a new file format that will become an integrated part of Longhorn, named Metro. It will likely become a tough rival for Adobe's popular PDF format as Metro is a combination of a file format, document viewer and page description language.
It's reliant on technology called Avalon that will ship with Longhorn. Microsoft last week released a technical specification for Metro and plans to license the technology, based on XML, at no charge.
More details about the Metro format at InformationWeek

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